Eat Smart Launch Party
Last night I had the launch party for Eat Smart and it turned out to be the perfect way to celebrate with my friends and family. I decided on the venue ‘Bourne & Hollingsworth‘ which is based in Clerkenwell because of the marble and botanical décor, which was such a perfect fit for the design themes of the book. The intimate setting created a wonderful atmosphere.
This journey has been incredible but I have spent so much time writing and grafting alone in my flat. So, to finally celebrate with the people closest to me felt amazing! I kept glancing at my book around the room and felt so proud.
When deciding what to wear, I had a stressful few days going through lots of lovely options but not quite finding the right thing. The dresses were beautiful but I wanted to feel 100% comfortable and happy for my big night! On the day of the launch (exactly 2 hours before the party!) I finally spotted an elegant pale pink dress with a lace overlay from Sandro* which I fell in love with. I paired it with a pair of coral pink heels from Alexander McQueen and a clutch bag from Sophie Hulme*. Getting ready was so laid back and stress free because I had my friend (and hair god) Larry King and makeup artist Sammy Leigh come round to my flat to sort my hair and face out! For hair I decided to keep it down with loose waves – this is how I usually have it and I wanted to feel myself. For makeup I wanted to keep it really simple going for bronze tones with a nude coloured lip.
I was also dropped off at the party in a Jaguar F-type AWD-S so I could arrive in style, which was such a treat.
On arrival, I was so happy to see my family waiting for me at the door. They have been so supportive on this journey so it was emotional walking into the venue and seeing them holding a copy of Eat Smart! Some of my closest friends were also able to join me on the night, and to see them sifting through the pages of the recipes and chatting about what they were going to cook felt amazing.
On the night I thought it would be a nice idea to serve canapés from the book so people could get a sense of the recipes. I decided on the Wild Rice Lettuce Wraps, the Beetroot Burgers & the Banana Mocha Ice Cream Cups which were all eaten up by the time I could get my hands on some… But, I guess I’ve had my fair share so I can’t complain!
Once things were wrapped up and I had said goodbye to everyone, I walked out feeling like I had achieved something really amazing. My career to date has had plenty of moments I have to be thankful for, but launching Eat Smart with my loved ones has definitely topped the list. With what I do online, there has never been a physical object to show for the hard work because it’s all videos and photos, but launching Eat Smart felt like a true celebration of my career so far.
Thank you so much to everyone for following me on this journey. I am eternally grateful for all of your support and without you this wouldn’t be possible.
If you have your copy, please share which recipes you love with me using the #EatSmart.
Venetia Falconer and Rosanna Falconer
Rosanna Falconer and Madeleine Shaw
Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr
James Mcvey and Kirstie Brittain
Lucy and Lydia Connell with Victoria Magrath (InTheFrow)
Madeleine Shaw and Venetia Falconer
James Duigan and Chrissy Duigan
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